Foam Cushion Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of foam cushion manufacturers and suppliers. Find foam cushion companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture foam cushions to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top foam cushion manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the foam cushion companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of dense foam, outdoor foam padding, and large foam blocks of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

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  • Using Foam in the Kitchen

    The foam cushion has a wide a varied life, from acting as seat cushioning for vehicles and airplanes to providing protection for delicate items during shipping, and even soundproofing walls. The foam cushion is a highly useful product that many industries and individuals use on a regular basis. Typically, foam cushioning comes in two forms- open cell and closed cell foams. Open cell foams allow the absorption of water, and are commonly used for indoor applications. Closed cell foam blocks the absorption of water, and is commonly used for outdoor...

  • Understanding Foam Density

    By Carlo Badalamenti, Foam Factory, Inc. Understanding physical performance values and material characteristics is key to ensuring that a product is going to be able to perform a job the way it is needed to. For foam, density is generally regarded as the most important characteristic; a trait that needs to be taken into consideration with every mattress, cushion, or support product. Understanding how density is found and the way it can be practically applied to products can help make sure you select what's right for you. Density is found...

  • Tips for Choosing the Best Cushion Foam

    Foam cushions are used in nearly every furniture and seat application. You can find foam cushions used in sofas, chairs, outdoor cushions, chair pads, pillows, mattress toppers, airplane seats, boat seats, and in so many other places. If you ever have the necessity of replacing cushion foam, you may be surprised to find that not all cushioning foams are alike. There is actually a association that regulates the grade and flexibility of cushion foam, called the Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA). PFA gives each type of foam a indentation force deflection...

  • American Excelsior Celebrates 125th Anniversary

    Contact: Ken Starrett- Vice President Sales & Marketing American Excelsior Company 850 Avenue H East Arlington, TX 76011 (817) 385-3500 Arlington, TX – January 14, 2013 – American Excelsior Company has entered their 125th year of successful business. AEC is one of the only companies that can say that they are still making one of the same products that they did 125 years ago. That product is “excelsior.”  Although many people do not know what excelsior is, there is a good chance they have seen it. Excelsior is defined...

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Foam Cushions

Foam cushions are foam products used to create a soft surface on which or against which a person or sensitive object can rest. A foam is any material into which gasses like air are injected and trapped. When certain polymers like polyether and polyurethane are foamed, they make excellent cushions.

Foam cushions are a common use for both open cell foam and closed cell foam and are found in a range of applications including furniture, foam padding for carpets and upholstery, sports equipment and goods as well as yacht mattresses, bolster cushions, window seats, RV seating and fitness equipment. Foam is a lightweight, versatile and polymer based material that has a spongy feel because of the numerous gas bubbles trapped in the polymer. There are a number of different types of foam that are commonly used, and foam cushions can be made from almost any one. However, the most popular type used is polyurethane foam. It is low compression open celled foam and provides an ideal fabrication material for cushioning and padding use. In open cell foam, the cells or bubbles of the material are interconnected instead of being separately sealed compartments. Therefore, there is a softer feel to open cell foam than to closed cell foam in which the cells are arranged in a compact configuration. Other types of cushioning foam include: polyether foam which is a low cost type of foam that is also widely used for packaging, cushioning and acoustics.

The main purpose of foam cushioning is to add a level of comfort and shock or energy absorption to both stationary applications such as household furniture as well as those in transit such as automotive seating. In packaging and transportation, cushioning protects products against damage from drops, bumps and mishandling as it is placed around the object and absorbs the shock, preventing damage. In other uses such as insulation, construction sealing and positioning for a number of applications, foam cushions are an important accessory to those existing structures. As with other foam materials, the variety available within foam cushioning is almost limitless as foam fabricating methods, include foam cutting, can be used to achieve any shape, dimension and size. Foam cutting methods include die cutting, hot wire cutting and water jet cutting, although molds can also be used to fabricate very specifically shaped objects. Stock cushion shapes include square, wedge, triangle, cylinder, semi-circle and custom designs. Physical characteristics such as foam density and thickness will be dependent upon the specifics of its intended use in terms of required comfort and frequency of use. Cushions intended for daily use such as furniture, automotive seat cushions and more require high density foam in order to ensure a long product lifespan before replacement is required.

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